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New Xero Products and Giveaway

We take a look at a small change that makes a big difference for the Amuri Cloud and give you info about how you can win FREE stuff from Xero Shoes

7 Innovations to Look Forward to in 2015

We got an inside look at Outdoor Retailer last month. Here is a look at 7 different companies we met with and the new innovations they will be releasing this year. New shoes, improved waterproofing, better insulation, and more. We can't wait to get these shoes on our feet.

ZeaZoo Kids – Hand-Made Shoes for Little Feet

Charity and her expert shoe critics aged 2 and 4 take a look at a newly discovered shoe manufacturer for us- Zeazoo Kids. Hand-made, quality products that bring the barefoot experience to children who love to wiggle their little piggies. Charity gives in-depth reviews for both the "Manga" and "Moccasin"

Ringing in 2015 With a New Editor, New Products, and Great New Reviews

Hey Friend, I couldn’t help but notice you staring. These fun contraptions are called barefoot shoes! They feel like you’re walking barefoot without worrying about tetanus, hepatitis, AIDs, and other unamiable diseases! "Who would want to walk barefoot?" you say, when you can look like Michael Jordan in some fly Nikes, or go stompin’ in some Air Force Ones?

Minimalist and Winterized, the VIVOBAREFOOT Scott

I have been wearing the VIVOBAREFOOT Scott for some time now and I have been very pleased with it. We first mentioned this shoe in the VIVOBAREFOOT winter range write-up last fall. I wanted to write about the Scott's cold weather capabilities but winter hasn’t really started up in the part of Europe where I live (Toe Salad readers in North America will probably frown when they read this).

Beyond our Boundaries, Episode 24: Katahdin

On the first weekend of fall we reach the end of our thru-hike - Mt. Katahdin, Maine. It's hard to believe everything we overcame and persevered through to reach this point; sickness and separation, mosquitos and mice, injury and inclement weather, mountains and mud. How did we get this far? One step at a time, over and over and over again. Only one more mountain to climb, with our dearest hiking friends and companions, and we'll be finished this monumental family adventure.

Barefoot Walking Gait

You see a lot of talk in minimalist circles all over the web about running form. It is widely acknowledged that in order to reduce injury and maximize health we not only need to minimize footwear, but that we need to become students of form. If we don't, we are still at risk of getting injured. What about walking?

A Look at the Merrell 2014/2015 Autumn/Winter Line-up

Over the last few years, Toe Salad has published some articles and reviews about Merrell shoes suitable for winter use. Winter here means sub-freezing temperatures and snow which often requires thicker insulating soles than typically found in most minimalist shoes. Since shoe models change so quickly and there is no way we could review them all before the cold hits, we thought we would give you a short overview on a few Merrell models that might help get you through the impending winter.